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Innovation Design Engineering (MA/MSc)

Zihao Guo

Hufu is an innovative platform for Interactive Clothing design, enabling Fashion designers, Engineers, and Experience designers to delve into the realm of interactive apparel.

Equipped with toolkits and garment base prototypes, developers can easily embark on a journey of endless possibilities.

The project involves practical collaborations with fashion designers from RCA/LCF and a scientific research team from ICL, fostering the development of cutting-edge solutions.

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As an anti-disciplinary innovator, Zihao Guo brings a professional background in Robotics Engineering, Industrial Design, and Advertising Creativity. This enables him to integrate knowledge and skills from different domains, offering unique perspectives and comprehensive solutions for innovative projects.

His expertise in robotics engineering allows him to comprehend and apply cutting-edge technological trends, providing support for the development of highly automated and intelligent robotic products.

Simultaneously, his background in industrial design enables him to merge aesthetics and functionality, creating product designs that align with user needs and market trends.

Moreover, his proficiency in advertising creativity empowers him to effectively communicate innovative concepts and products to target audiences in captivating ways, thereby enhancing brand image and market competitiveness.

By combining these professional backgrounds, Zihao Guo is capable of delivering holistic and distinctive value to innovative projects.

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Research Purpose
How to create a flexible Prototyping tool
Design Language
how to use design language
Flexible Breadboard Softwear
laser cut
platform Clothes
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Xiaoyu Zhu
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Xiaoyu Zhu


Xiaoyu is a cross-disciplinary designer and artist from China who specializes in soft materials. Her work encompasses interactive installation art, fashion, and Textiles. By combining electronic technology, sensing techniques, laser cutting, and traditional knitting, she explores the subtle resonance between humans, nature, and technology.

I focused on exploring the resonance between humans, nature, and technology.I utilized sensing, motor technology, and laser cutting while building upon the traditional logic of knitting cycles.Through mathematical calculations, my textile manifests the vibrations of nature.The movement of the human body serves as a trigger, demonstrating the potential physical and spiritual resonance between humans, nature, and technology.

Li xiang

Li Xiang

I am a Fashion student at the Royal College of Art, with a keen interest in the fascinating intersection of fashion, science, and technology. My work is often driven by a desire to create fashion pieces that are not only visually appealing , but also functionally innovative and eco-friendly. I am constantly exploring ways to combine bio-friendly materials and smart technology into wearable fashion.

My project aims to create a wearable device that combines bio materials and smart metals. 

The device uses shape memory alloys to achieve the automatic shape shifting effect, combining with bio materials , forming a structure that’s inspired from ventilation structures that exist in the nature. This mechanism can be used in garments designed to help cool the body. For instance, when the wearer’s body temperature rises parts of the garment can open up to let out heat, providing a smart and automatic cooling effect.

Zhiyang Ding
Zhiyang Ding

Zhiyang Ding

Zhiyang Ding is a jewellery designer and artist.His current work explores these key words: human evolution and alienation, the impact of e-products, the human-machine relationship, and visions of future human life. 

This project discusses the impact of digital technology and electronics on the human body and mind. It further predicts the future evolution of the human body and builds a museum of future evolution.

The project was inspired by the phenomenon of people being alienated by technology and addicted to their mobile phones and computers. I have noticed that the overuse of these electronic devices not only affects people psychologically, but the human physical body is also gradually changing.

In his work on this theme, he wants to create a museum of the future human body that is somewhere between science and fantasy.

Yining Wang
Yining Wang
Yining Wang
Yining Wang

Yining Wang

yining wang is a fashion designer with a focus on material innovation, originally from China, who began experimenting with new materials in traditional garment applications during her undergraduate degree in Fashion Design.

During her studies at Royal Arts she began to experiment with materials other than soft fabrics, experiencing the sensations of different materials.

Based on the irreversible impact of human social development on the natural world, exploring the excessive self-centredness of humans and their parasitic relationship with nature in the future world is at the heart of my work. This utopian world of material immortality means the amplification and continuation of human perception, that we are 'dust' that can exist forever and that human DNA can reach another 'frequency' with nature. As a designer who has been exploring soft materials and body structures for many years, she is experimenting with fabric techniques in various fields and continues to explore the combination of silicone art with different fields of technology and innovative applications to make soft materials more organic.


Zheng tong

Zhengtong Huang is a scholar and installation artist with professional expertise in the field of environmental art and sustainable development. He focuses on researching the interplay between human behavior, consciousness, and the natural environment, employing innovative materials and interactive design elements to delve into these subjects. Moreover, his adeptness in creating installation art enables him to construct immersive and thought-provoking environments that resonate with viewers, engaging them in critical dialogues regarding sustainability and environmental consciousness. Inspired by panpsychism and quantum consciousness, Huang ZhenTong seeks to understand and demonstrate how human existence mutually influences the natural environment through his work. His installations serve not only as artistic expressions but also as educational platforms that encourage reflection and awareness. He is dedicated to exploring environmental protection and sustainability issues through art and providing professional insights and knowledge in this field.

Zhengtong's work breathes life into the design by deeply understanding the dance between human behavior and environmental impact. he looks at the scars people have left on the world - deforestation, pollution - and find inspiration. he brings movement into his work by capturing the energy of everyday human behavior. he creates wearable designs that tell a story of change and our complex relationship with nature by mixing natural elements such as soil and worn-out wood with biodegradable materials. his work is a tangible reflection of humans' thoughts and actions, a window into our collective consciousness.


Jialing Feng

Nushu, known as "Women's Script," is an ancient form of writing in China that was created, used, and worn by women. Women used Nushu to document their stories and thoughts, passing them down to the next generation of girls, which eventually gave birth to the "Instructions for Girls." Mothers taught their daughters to maintain elegance, humility, and beauty in order to become a "good woman," aligning with today's societal expectations for women to have slim figures and captivating beauty. Women are encouraged to invest significant time and effort in pursuing physical attractiveness, thereby consuming valuable time that could have been spent on more rewarding pursuits. I believe these beauty standards serve as a hidden oppression, with some women being aware of it while others are not. Therefore, I have decided to materialize these invisible and omnipresent oppressions, embodying them through body language. When individuals wear the long, tubular fabric woven with the "Instructions for Girls" that I have created and attempt to walk, they will discover their bodies being restricted.

Qiuniu - Gizmo with Jingyan In IDE Collaboration with: Jingyan Chen
Biofonic - Group ProjectIn IDE Collaboration with: Eve Townsend Jasper Mallinson Alexandra Park
People! Chair? People! - SuperForm